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New York Times, Saturday, January 14, 2023

Author:
David Karp
Editor:
Will Shortz
Part of a river that ironically doesn't contain the mouth
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 Grid has both left-right and up-down symmetry. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Karp. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
David Karp notes:
I submitted this crossword to the Times when my son Mattias was four months old, and there were some SLEEPLESS NIGHTS for my wife and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This kind of themeless typically locks all the long answers together, creating severe inflexibility. David did something brilliant: ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/14/23 ( No. 26,730 )
Across
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Terms of address : MAAMS
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Hit sounds : WHAPS
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Sister from another mister : GALPAL
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More on the up and up? : HIGHER
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Offer that can't be refused, in business : HOSTILETAKEOVER
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Key in a corner : ESC
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Tipped off : ALERTED
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Market event, in brief : IPO
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Word of woe : ALAS
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Design deets : SPECS
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Show off one's physique, in a way : FLEX
24
Day in movies : DORIS
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Ride in space : SALLY
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"Copy" machines? : WALKIETALKIES
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Designer Michael : KORS
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Tie up : MOOR
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Sign of enforced boundaries : NOTRESPASSING
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Suit : BEFIT
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Japanese tech giant : NEC
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Fearlessness : HEART
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Video game turn : LIFE
43
Go ___ : VIRAL
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Eject : SPEW
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D.O.J. V.I.P.s : AGS
47
Husky apparatus : DOGSLED
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Dated TV star? : THEBACHELORETTE
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Patronize, as a resort : STAYAT
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Hardens : INURES
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Ones unlikely to order the house wine, say : SNOBS
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Go-getter : TIGER
Down
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What one might use to lash out? : MASCARA
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Genre prefix : ALT
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Capital on the island of Upolu : APIA
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Places with multiple outlets : MALLS
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Tired excuses? : SLEEPLESSNIGHTS
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Word when you can't find the word : WHATCHAMACALLIT
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Engages in some outdoor recreation : HIKES
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Like fine wine, but not fine olive oil : AGED
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Soup sometimes served with hanh dam : PHO
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Birthplace of flamenco : SEVILLE
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"Easy!" : GOSLOW
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Drives away : REPELS
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Part of a river that ironically doesn't contain the mouth : HEAD
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Foot the bill : TREAT
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Women's surfwear brand : ROXY
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Fine neckwear : SILKTIE
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Fabled tooth-takers : FAIRIES
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Clothing portmanteau : SKORT
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Tiny bit : SKOSH
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Face reddener : IRE
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___ Banos, Calif. : LOS
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They come straight from the horse's mouth : NEIGHS
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Balances : OFFSETS
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Internet company whose logo is a cat wearing earphones : NAPSTER
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Says "Hey" to, say : GREETS
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Unpleasant sound from a tuba : BLAT
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Cutesy to a fault : TWEE
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Words to remember, for short : VOCAB
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Téa of "Madam Secretary" : LEONI
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Harry Belafonte catchword : DAYO
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Generic, e.g. : DRUG
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Outlaw : BAN
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Poetic palindrome : ERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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